New Delhi: Adding another number to the rising cases of coronavirus in the country, the Paytm company on Wednesday said one of its colleagues based out of Gurgaon office has been tested positive for Coronavirus. The Paytm said the said employee is receiving treatment and his team members have been asked to get the health tests done as early possible. Also Read - Coronavirus Outbreak: HRD Ministry Issues Advisory to All Schools to Create Awareness, Prevent Spread of COVID-19
“One of our colleagues based out of Gurgaon office who recently returned from Italy has sadly been tested positive for Coronavirus. He is receiving appropriate treatment. As a precautionary measure, we have suggested his team members to get health tests done immediately,” the Paytm said in a statement. Also Read - Coronavirus Impact: No Ranking Points in New Delhi Shooting World Cup, Says ISSF
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Apart from Gurugram, a 24-year-old techie hailing from Hyderabad has also been tested positive for coronavirus in Karnataka’s Bengaluru. However, he is taking necessary treatment in an isolation ward at the Gandhi hospital in Bengaluru.
Earlier in the day, Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan addressed a press conference and stated that 22 new cases of coronavirus cases have been reported in India taking the tally of persons infected with the deadly virus in the country to 28.
He said that the fresh cases have been reported from Agra (6) and Jaipur (16). He also added that two cases with high viral load have also been detected in Telangana. Out of 28 cases, 15 are Italian nationals.
“28 positive cases of the disease have been identified to date in the country. Out of these 28, three are from Kerala, one each from Delhi and Telangana, six from Agra, an Italian group which had come to India for travelling and their Indian driver,” Harsh Vardhan said.
Earlier, there were five confirmed cases in the country– one each in Telangana and Delhi along with three in Kerala. Those from Kerala who were hospitalised last month after their return from China in January, have since then recovered.
In the wake of the coronavirus, Air India has asked its crew members to self-quarantine for a period of 14-days and it has also asked the passengers on the flight to follow the protocol notified by the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare for prevention of coronavirus spread.